Testing a community developed training protocol for an evidence-based treatment
Clinician training, Alternative for Families, Cognitive-behavior therapy, Implementation
The implementation of evidence-based treatments (EBTs) in community behavioral health settings is a recommended practice, yet training experienced by community-based clinicians may require novel and creative training methods. The current study focused on creating a training protocol for Alternative for Families: a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy from both evidence-based foundations and community-based agency feedback to promote better EBT integration into agencies. Twenty-four clinicians from three agencies were trained using a community-informed training protocol. Outcomes for clinician-reports of organizational functioning, self-reports of skill and knowledge, and observational single-subject data of clinician skills were assessed. Minimal improvements were found for clinician skills across self-report and observations. More research on tailoring trainings to meet needs of community agencies and clinicians should be explored to determine best practice in wide-scale implementation efforts.
Quetsch, L. B., Herschell, A. D., Kolko, D., Liebsack, B. K., & Carroll, R. A. (2022). Testing a community developed training protocol for an evidence-based treatment. Evaluation and Program Planning, 92 https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2022.102055
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